HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE
(Post 44 of 50)
And the Elisha Cook Jr. supporting player award goes to...Howard Da Silva. I recently saw Howard as one of Alvin York's buddies in Sergeant York. He gave support in many movies in the 40's, the bartender in The Lost Weekend being the most prominent. A victim of the blacklist in the 50's, Howard returned during the 60's to play his most famous role, Ben Franklin in the musical 1776. That movie is a favorite of mine and I've seen it at least a dozen times. And Howard Da Silva is Ben Franklin.